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there's a picture, a cumulus feel that's bit up. but that strong june sunshine will start to warm things up and this cloud deck will vanish before your very eyes. maybe not that short of a time span, but by lunch time they'll be gone. already 72 in petersburg, west virginia. no rain too close to us. couple of showers out in eastern pennsylvania. if they were going to live long enough to get here, they'd be here in eight hours. you live in the panhandle of west virginia or traveling westbound into west virginia you may have to worry about rain there. perfect weather for father's day and for barbecuing and hammock napping. the only thing we know is that dad does not want a tie. so if dads get any unwanted ties, if they're a good to me,
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you can send mthem to me. i'm not a dad, so it's the only opportunity to get a tie. >> thank you. the delays of your typical metro commute they be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, they launch rush plus, one of the most drastic changes in history. we have all the details. >> reporter: good morning. starting tomorrow, metro is launching this program in hopes of reducing congestion and how many times you have to change the trains. first, there will be more trains on both the orange and yellow lines here. that's six more each hour, three in each direction. but the trains could be heading for different destinations so here's what you need to pay attention to. some of those orange line trains will now travel to largo town center on the blue line. and some on the blue line. those changes are marked on maps with dashed lines.
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metro says the changes should improve the ride for more than 100,000 commuters. for more info search for it online. for more information, you could go to our website, nbcwashington.com and search rush plus. a reminder, slow down on the highways. several agencies are, whoing together to crack down on speeding motorcycle riders. we were with prince georges county police as they teamed up with charles county sheriff's deputies and state police for operation road runner. they pulled over speeders on indian head highway. drivers say that area has been a hot spot for speeding problems. >> you'll have two cars driving down and they'll come in between the cars on the line. and so they're doing like probably 100 down the road. >> we're getting a lot of complaints from the homeowners
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associations and the civics associations with the racing of the motorcycles down here. >> police issued 82 tickets and 19 warnings. they arrested one person for dui. and police need your help finding a man who hit a man and throwing him 50 feet into the air. this crashed happened on fairfax boulevard on warwick boulevard. police say the driver in a light colored suv left that scene. they say the suv should have broken head lights and front end damage. if you have information, call fairfax city police. this morning four families are looking for a place to live after a fire damaged their apartment complex. d.c. firefighters rescued five people from the burning building. two firefighters suffered minor injuries. the flames broke out yesterday morning on orange street in southeast. the apartment owner described a hectic scene. >> some of the residents had to climb out of the window. one person jumped out of the
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window. others were assisted through fire personnel who did a great job in assisting the residents to come down ladder. >> the owner of the building believes embers from a barbecue may have sparked it. a man was found murdered inside grace's deli, someone tried to rob her inside her convenience store. a viewing will be held next saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 and from 7:00 to 9:00. they're planning a private funeral. in lieu of flowers, they're asking that a contribution made to the national organization of assistance in alexandria. a big election in greece. greeks are headed to the polls and it could determine their play in the eurozone.
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they must choose from candidates from a radical left party and a more conservative party in parliament. leaders of the leftist party said they'll reject the bailout agreement. this could cause others to force greece to leave the eurozone throwing the entire region into financial chaos. the results will be coming later tonight. the polls are back open in egypt where the country is voting for a democratically elected president. egypt is holding a two-day runoff election after former president hosni mubarak left office in february of 2011. voters are voting from a candidate from the muslim brotherhood and a member of the old regime. so far, officials say there's been moderate voter turnout and it's been largely peaceful. preliminary results are expected some time tomorrow night. today the national city christian church will raise money to repair earthquake damage at the church. the concert is happening this afternoon at 3:00 at the church
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on thomas circle. that's at the intersection of massachusetts avenue and 14th street northwest. the orchestra will play selections from mozart and bay toefb. there's a suggested $20 donation. $150,000 worth of damage was caused to the church. coming up the product launching tomorrow that may give apple some competition. but first, the investigation into a deadly stage collapse as a popular band prepared to go on stage.
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[ male announcer ] one taste of the new mccafé cherry berry chiller at mcdonald's, and you won't be able to pull yourself away. made with 100% fruit juice with natural flavors, blended with ice. the simple joy of keepin' it cool. a tragedy in toronto as a stage collapsed before a concert killing one person and injuring three others. the band radiohead was set to perform yesterday when the stage
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gave way. crews were setting up the stage for an outdoor music festival when it collapsed. witnesses described the scene as pure chaos. >> like a loud crash. bam! >> a corner of the skcaffolding falling in. heard the banging of metal on metal. >> the ticket company live nation promised full refunds for those going to the concerts. around 40,000 people were expected as par part of the first north by northeast festival. police shut down the nightclub are drake and chris brown got into a brawl. it was closed as part of the nuisance abatement law. officers can close businesses where violent crimes happen. they got in a fight last week. they were fighting over rihanna, who both of them have dated. police won't say how long the club will remain closed.
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tomorrow prosecutors could up their case against jerry sandusky. eight accusers have told how they molested them in showers and a basement bedroom. they hinted that the top university officials knew more than they let on. the defense is expected to present evidence that sandusky suffers from a personality disorder. he has pleaded not guilty to 52 counts of child sex abuse. a tale of two weather patterns in arizona. in tucson, monsoon season is in full effect with the southeast part of the state getting soaked with rain and hail. but it was quite a different story in phoenix as temperature hit the triple digits and people had to deal with dust storms. temperatures are expected to hit 110 next week. carlotta is expected to
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taper off after being downgraded to a tropical depression. two children died from the storm as a landslide caused their house to chance. no other deaths or injuries have been reported and it appeared there was not a lot of damage. you told us landslides would be an issue. >> yes, the storm surge is the number one threat. that's when the ocean is pushed in by the wind and when you have heavy rain, mud slides and flash flooding is a big concern for them. for us, boy, mother nature playing some slow pitch with us today. we'll hit this one out of the [ obama ] i'm barack obamathe and i approve this message.
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on this father's day, families across the region will honor their dads in their own unique way. >> thousands of racers are
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promoting prostate cancer awareness. derrick ward is live in arlington with the details. looks like people are on their way >> reporter: some folks have finished the course already and we're at a pivotal point in the race. coming right down off a hill. you notice some of the racers are wearing neck ties. i'll explain that later. but take a look at the start of the race. thousands -- i'd say at least a thousand or so dads took part in the fourth annual dash for dads. this raises money and awareness for prostate cancer. of course what better day to commemorate or at least observe that and think about the importance of that than father's day. one of the best edges is exercise. this does provide some exercise. it's a good thing to think about and to do today whether you're a father or not. >> every man has a prostate. that comes with us when we arrive. and it's important that we know what's going on with our prostate, that we pay attention.
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it doesn't mean we have to do a whole lot. but this is a great opportunity to do something good for yourself. >> this is a very special race for me because i'm a prostate cancer survivor. i think it's wonderful what zero is doing. >> there are lots of survivors in the race. hopefully they with deal with it if it becomes an issue. some are wearing neck ties. at the one-mile mark they have to step off and tie a tie and it keeps that neck tie theme here. this happens early enough that there's still time for golf or the cookout. whatever else you're doing on father's day. we're live in arlington. >> happy father's day to you. >> thank you. >> hopefully by now, everyone has bought their father's day gift. >> and a new poll shows what dad really want. most want to spend quality time with the family.
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>> 13% said they want gift cards. in case you're wondering what dads don't want, they do not want a tie. >> so if you did give dad a tie and he doesn't want it -- >> we have a solution already. >> send it to chuck. >> i'm here to help. >> you're a dad somewhat the little nicholas. >> nicholas has never once bought me a neck tie. and that dog is so unloyal. he's turning 16 this year. what a great looking -- >> can we roll the top down again? >> absolutely. windows down, sunroof everyoope. if you have somebody with a boat this might be the day to, you know, butter them up a little bit. but since it's father's day, spend some time with your dad out in the back yard the grill agoing. it will be a fine day for outside cooking.
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look at the cumulus deck over washington. these clouds are courtesy of that easterly breeze. it's brought the little taste of the marine layer in first thing this morning. these clouds will not last, the june sunshine should cook them off pretty quickly. winds averaging seven miles an hour. there's more cloud cover the further east you go. 67 in annapolis, 64 degrees as you head down to brandywine, maryland. a nice, cool morning. summer is about ready to come back in a big way this week. it will be well into the 90s. last summer, during june, july and august, reagan national airport dropped below 60 degrees only one time in three months. that was june 15th last year. so far this month of june, we have been below 60 degrees four times already at national
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airport. these cool mornings are coming to an end. cloudy skies in ocean city, but the sun will break through even there. thanks to the on-shore breeze, may not make much above 70 at the beeach today. no rain in our immediate vicinity, but there are showers inching their way into eastern parts of ohio. they'll make it into pittsburgh, pennsylvania. you may run into showers but i don't think they have the stuff they need to make it over the mountains. i think it will dry up over the dome of stable and dry air we have over top of us. there's the little cloud deck from the coastline. so the clouds are thicker out on the eastern shore. that won't last too much longer. plenty of sunshine for today. with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s that will leave most of the cloud deck. you folks in the mountains of west virginia have a little better chance of seeing a shower or two. but in town i don't think it will be much.
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here we go. for today, mostly sunny and nice. this is your monday forecast. back to work tomorrow. showers possible mainly out to the west of town. if you're headed down to the beach, it will be good beach weather for the most part this week. it will be hot. that's for sure. here's our seven day forecast, 81 for dad's day today. 80 tomorrow with a little chance for some showers around. turning hot on tuesday with highs back near 90. the three hs, hazy, hot and humid, i hate it, all back here for wednesday, thursday and friday. heat indices could crest 100 degrees wednesday, thursday. be real careful, industrial strength summer heat on the way. >> we call them the triple threat. >> triple threat. >> thanks. well, today you can watch the blue angels air show in baltimore. >> that's right. it is part of the bicentennial of the were of 1812. >> reporter: thousands gathered from near and far to watch a
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high-flying show like no other. how cool is that? >> like really cool. >> reporter: the star spangled aircraft display and festival at middle river is where visitors can get up close and personal with a variety of military aircraft that are participating in the star spangled air show. it's all part of the commemoration of the wash of 1812. so far, this weekend event has attracted 5,000 spectators. more than county officials expected. >> we are excited. we're not expecting this many people coming here, but the crowd obviously loves it. >> reporter: before heading off to the show, visitors got the unique opportunity to board one of a number of military aircraft and even chat with the actual pilots. which the pilots really got a kick out of. >> then the kids they ask all the questions. it doesn't have any guns and things like that. but it's really awesome to do things like this. >> reporter: then the moment
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everyone has been looking forward to. as many of the aircraft started to take off for the big show a number of the planes took some time to show off their spectacular maneuvers and even eye popping rescue operations. >> it's fun to see this like really close to our house. >> reporter: the absolute cherry on top for many, the headliners, the blue angels in action. >> i love the blue angels because they do cool tricks in the air. well, there's a compleez competition in the u.s. open. and a near no-hitter in atlanta. amber theoharis brings you more. >> good morning, i'm amber theoharis. we begin with baseball. game number 2 between the yankees and the nationals. ian desmond hits a solo shot in
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the eight inning. but in the 14th inning it's mark teixeira doing the damage for the bombers with a two-run double off of brad lidge. yankees win 5-3. they go for the sweep this afternoon. orioles in atlanta. seventh inning, jason hayward breaks up jason hammels' bid for a no-hitter. he flows a complete game one-hit shutout. at the u.s. open, graeme mcdonnell ties jim furyk for the 54 hole lead while tiger woods shoots a 5 over 75 and falls to 14th place. he's five shots back of mcdowell and furyk entering this afternoon's final round which you can see on nbc4 at 4:00. d.c. united wins the fourth straight. a 1-0 victory over philadelphia. have a great day.
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now look at this. a pool with a unique view. the holiday inn in shanghai, china, has a glass swimming pool. they can see the bottom of the street. one of the swimmers says it feels like flying. apple is planning to build a spaceship style building in silicon valley. the four-story building will have 2.8 million square feet of office space. t it could open in 2015. microsoft is planning what it calls a big announcement tomorrow and there are reports that it might be a new tablet computer. microsoft is getting set to release windows 8 which will work across tablets and even televisions. microsoft has not commented on the possible tablet. thousands of people are now
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more protected against identity theft thanks to the community shred. the nbc washington pnc bank community shred event brought more than 2,000 people out to annandale yesterday. it was held at the university college and each driver can bring up to five boxes to shred. keeping them safe and secure. thanks to everyone who participated. we were glad to be a part of it. and this is a big morning for all of us here at nbc4. congratulations to this team for bringing home emmys in a number of categories. >> that's right. the awards were handed out last night by the tv academies national capital chesapeake bay chapter. news4 today took home best morning newscast for the weekday and weekend. our special 9/11 remembers won best special. our sports department took home two emmys, dan hellie for excellence in sportscasting and for redskins show time. >> our wonderful promotions team
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was recognized for their hard work with two emmys. jim vance was honored as best news anchor and news4 won best team coverage for last year's earthquake. congratulations and thanks to all of you for helping make us so successful. >> yeah. we already knew they were good. it's nice when other people -- >> a little reinforcement. >> that's right. coming up, rolling forward, a new step to add streetcars. and this morning a closer look at one of the biggest po
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good morning. welcome to news4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. >> breaking news out of nigeria. the red cross said two people have been killed and 48 others hurt in bomb attacks on churches. they happened in different parts of the city this morning. a third blast hit a church in a nearby city. emergency officials are responding to the scene now. we'll keep tabs on the death toll there and bring you new updated information. turning our attention here to the weather, it is going to shape up to be a nice father's day, isn't it? >> we have two thumbs up. sunshine is gng to be filling your sky for all of your afternoon. we do have some fair weather clouds out there. fear not, they're not rain-making clouds at all. there's almost -- how do you know just by looking at them? notice there's no vertical development on the clouds. they're nice and short.
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that's how you know there's not any troublemakers out there. the sunshine now, getting through the clouds temperatures are zooming into the mid and upper 60s. frederick, maryland, 70 degrees. 69 already down in charlottesville. 66 at solomon's island. no rain on the radar. there's a good way to know it's not going to rain. there's showers in eastern ohio and those are falling apart as they become eastbound. i'm not too worried about shower chances. the first pitch, the national and the yankees, the nationals should have won that yesterday, but we didn't. so we'll move on. 77 degrees. dad's day out at the park. >> that was a heartbreaker. >> he was safe. >> right. we need to move on. that's behind us now, come on. >> still more games ahead. thanks. well, today marks 40 years since arguably the biggest
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scandal to ever rock washington -- watergate. federal authorities arrested five men who broke into democratic headquarters at the water gate complex. the men were discovered to be connected to president nixon. nixon was forced to resign a short time later. one of the reporters who helped break the story says it had long-lasting effects on american politics that are still evident today. >> watergate implanted a cynical bomb in american politics that will probably never go away. >> the watergate building is now a dormitory for george washington university. room 723 remained empty for a few years, but now houses students. and mitt romney continues his bus tour across america. today romney will campaign in ohio. yesterday he was in pennsylvania visiting small business owners and attacking president obama for what he calls failed
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economic policies. romney also addressed the crowd at the faith and freedom conference here in d.c. via satellite. tomorrow, the nominee will head to wisconsin and iowa. all of the states are key battleground states for the 2012 election. while the economy has been the main focus of the election, immigration has been taking center stage. "meet the press" moderator david gregory said president obama's new strategy is a calculated move. >> this is an attempt by the president to not only break a stalemate on this issue of the dream act, and that was what he was talking about in the rose garden the other day, but also an attempt to really jam up mitt romney who is struggling among latino voters, who has not come out to support something along those lines, had to run far to the right on immigration and would like to tack back to the center. it is about mobilizing hispanic
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support. >> be sure to tune in to "meet the press" later this morning. david plouffe and arizona senator john mccain will be guests on the show. you can catch "meet the press" 10:30 right here. today, president obama will head to mexico for the g-20 summit. the heads of government in the 20 largest industrialized nations and the european union will meet beginning tomorrow for two days of talks. they will discuss ways to fix the global economy. mexican president felipe calderon is hosting it. president obama is wrapping up his trip to chicago. he and his family attended the wedding of the daughter of valley jarrett. this morning, hot and wendy conditions are making it tough for crews battling a wildfire in colorado. wind gusts are expected to reach 50 mile per hour in hyde park which could spread that fire. it has killed one woman. the fire burned more than 55,000
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acres. this blaze is about 45% contained right now. lighteni lightning started the fire. and more than 400 searchers are still trying to find four members of the japanese climbing team who were knocked off a hill by an avalanche on mt. mckinley in alaska. national park officials say heavy snow and windy conditions are hampering their search efforts. the avalanche struck thursday morning. a fifth climber did survive. a heads up, don't be alarmed if you see military planes flying throughout the district starting tomorrow. norad will fly a training session called exercise falcon virgo. it happens overnight beginning monday night and ends early wednesday morning. a new plan is in place to bring a streetcar line to
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northern virginia, alexandria and arlington are building an electric rail line in two different phases. arlington hopes to use local an state funding to pay for phase one which will run from pentagon city to potomac yard. alexandria is doing an environmental study before it determines the second phase. and right now the time is 9:37. there are reports of controversy ahead for the 2012 summer games. >> why they're launching an investigation. and a hidden danger in spray tanning. dermatologists are shedding light on the harm it can do to light o[ male announcer ]do to are you paying more
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welcome back. our wednesday's child this week is a great student who wants to be a veterinarian some day. >> her name is daya. she got a real treat this week. she went to the red door day spa for some special attention. she definitely it was. >> welcome to the red door spa. are you excited about your spa day? >> yes, ma'am. >> excellent. let's get started. >> natalie hampshire welcomed us and invited us through the red door. and on the other side -- >> i want you to meet a few people that are going to be pampering you today. >> this was a very special treatment for a young lady who's had lots of times in her life that were not so special. as a foster child she's had to move many times. she's told it's been difficult. >> i have been in and out of foster care since i was 5. i have to pack up my stuff and transfer schools.
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>> she's doing very well in school. she's actually been on the honor roll. student of the month. >> earlier, she talked about her future. do you know what you want to be when you grow up? >> yes. >> a vet. >> that's fabulous. how did you make that decision? >> i like animals so i want to be a vet. i mean, i love animals. >> she also talked about the family she'd like to have, if she could be adopted. >> i want a family that likes cats and dogs. >> after blowing and brushing and braiding, she seemed pretty happy. there were things to take home for pampering purposes. but she wants parents who will love her before and after a day at the spa. barbara harrison. >> if you have room or a pet for
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her, you can call 188-to-adopt-me. we are in for a nice day to round out or weekend. >> we're batting .1000 this weekend. no question about it. last weekend was far too hot for so early in the season. so this weekend has been a nice turn around. but oh, the heat and humidity
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dozens of washington news women and men from different stations come together to fight breast cancer. join us at the news babes bash for breast cancer. this is from the event last year. i believe we have that. but if not, i'll go ahead and
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let you know just to wear your best pink dress you've got. guys, break out the pink shirts and ties. you can get your ticket by searching newsbabes. this year's year will benefit the gwmammo van. it's an important cause. dozens of news men and news women -- >> we're invited too? >> of course. cupcakes and cosmos. >> we'll put you to work though. >> no problem. i can pass out half and eat half. the cosmos i may have to limit myself to one. otherwise that could be messy. >> especially if you have to work the next day. >> a here's a trayful of cupcakes. >> you mentioned earlier, a
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great day to drink lemonade. >> pink lemonade. >> there you go. get outside and enjoy your sunshine. be smart about it, keep your spf 30 or higher today. even with this beautiful deck of cloud cover first thing this morning you can still get bu burned. short of sun safety you should enjoy every other aspect of father's day without any problem at all. everybody on the left side of the plane gets a good view of the city. everyone on the right side, a gu view of virginia. we have made 70 degrees at national airport. winds out of the southeast at three miles per hour. metro area temperatures now on their way up for the morning. 67 college park. as you get into camp springs, andrews air force base, 65. 67 on the west side of the
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wilson bridge. 67 degrees also at the other end of the dulles toll road. if you're going out to annapolis, a great day for sailing out on the chesapeake bay. you should break out into sunshine by lunch or later. and then back down below 70 degrees by 11:00 tonight. on the whole, a great day in annapolis. no rain for today. in will be a chance for some showers in the mountains of west virginia starting late this afternoon into this evening. some may linger up to the west side of the blue ridge tonight. i don't see much of a rain chance in metro washington. can't say it's zero, but fairly low. overnight, rain chances start to sneak in a touch. that's that little deck of cloud cover on the western side of the chesapeake bay. that's not a lot of cloud cover. so the sun will burn that off quickly. leaving us with another
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beautiful day today. still falling a couple of degrees short of average. there you can see that little band of rain showers falling apart. this big ridge of high pressure on top of us has dry and stable air with it. as a result, those showers are going to fall apart. add a little daytime heating you may have a better chance for showers. for today, sunshine for dad. if you're headed down to the beach the ocean thanks to the waves yesterday the ocean water down to 62. on the whole, a couple of shower chances tomorrow. then turning hot on tuesday and then turning unbearable. we don't have room on the seven day to get the whole word unbearable on there. no 7:00 thanks to the u.s. open. well, a controversy, it's brewing in london ahead of the summer games. >> a new investigation into special favors for tickets.
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how mitt romney could be amongst fans headed to london, but not to campaign to
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we're counting down to the start of the 2012 summer olympics in london. now 40 days away to the opening ceremony. as the athletes prepare for competition, the international olympic committee is launching an invest into ticket sales. the sunday times newspaper in the u.k. reports 27 officials are selling tickets on the black market. those officials control the tickets for 54 countries. the ioc says an independent ethics commission will look into the matter. it will also consider changing how it distributes tickets to
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member countries. the upcoming olympics have a little political flavor to it. mitt romney's wife ann has a horse in the games. in fact, she's there in new jersey as they prepare for london. her horse will compete in this summer's dressage competition. >> the horse is not in the picture. >> where's the horse? coming up next, "the chris matthews show." >> and then "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good morning, washington, happy father's day. coming up at 10:00, when those burglars broke into democratic headquarters at the watergate 40 years ago, no one would have expected the fallout to affect the presidential campaign in 2012. but in several big ways the obama/romney race is in the shadow of watergate. the oceans of cash that may decide the election are an echo of what brought watergate about in first place. and then the adversarial
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relationship between the press and the candidates had roots in the nixon days. and mitt romney is in a strong position right now. why is he gaining so fast when he's mostly lying low? join me and howard fineman, david ig nas ya and others for a great roundtable. now for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press" here's david gregory. >> thanks. it's all about the economy on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney lay out competing visions. joining me to continue the debate, senior white house adviser david plouffe and 2008 presidential nominee john mccain. plus, how the campaigns are waging the fight. also, david maraniss has a revealing new biography on the president. be sure to stay tuned after the program for my press pass conversation with former major leaguer jim abbott. only here on nbc4.
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>> this will be good. go outside and take a deep breath and hold it because you'll need it later on this week. >> remember moments like yesterday morning and this morning because oh, summertime is coming back fast and furious. we'll be mid 90s by wednesday, thursday, friday. heat indices 100 or better. >> when does that go away? >> labor day. oh, wow. >> stick around for a while. >> check that ac, make sure it's working. >> that's it for news4 for today. thank you
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